|| By FITSNEWS || College of Charleston officials are scrambling to explain how an entire city was thrown into panic over a false bomb threat. At around 11:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday morning, students received a “Cougar Alert” warning them that a bomb had been found on campus.
“A bomb has been found on the College of Charleston campus,” the alert stated. “If you are on campus, prepare immediately for possible evacuation.”
Police responded to the reports – blocking off streets and directing students away from the reported location of the bomb. Evacuations of certain buildings were underway.
Well guess what … there was no bomb. According to school officials a faulty dispatch code triggered the systemwide warning.
Ummmm … WHAT?
Charleston, S.C. police say there were bomb threats made